After a slow start in the first round, defending champion University of the Philippines appears to have cranked it up several notches in the second round, winning its third straight match —an emphatic 4-0 thrashing of La Salle — yesterday to cling on to the overall lead in the UAAP men's football tournament at the rain-soaked Ateneo High School pitch.
With the win, the Maroons sit atop the standings with 16 points with two games left, just a point ahead of University of Sto. Tomas, which blanked Ateneo, 2-0, to stay within striking distance of the top spot and the coveted twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it. The two sides tangle this Wednesday at 10AM in a crucial match that will help determine the top seed.
A UP-UST final isn't a done deal yet, though, as Far Eastern University kept its finals bid a live with a 1-nil win over University of the East to move up to 11 points. The Tamaraws collide with the Blue Eagles on Wednesday, before they wrap up their campaign against theRead More »from UP keeps lead in UAAP football